P1. Trusted Scalable Search with Expendable Drones
P2. Distributed aUtonomous Spectrum managemenT (DUST)
P3. Justified Autonomous Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Effects
Led by Skyborne Technologies and Cyborg Dynamics Engineering with the University of Queensland (UQ) and DST. Approved by the board in February 2019. The project aims to research and develop autonomous live reconnaissance effects assessment using AI and machine vision for day and night UAS operations over land. The system aims to advise operators on the legal and ethical aspects of fire support missions in near-real time.
Activities are centre-wide and aim to deliver a common good to projects, participants and key stakeholders, as well as the wider national and international community. Any IP generated by activities is available to all projects.
Activities currently underway include:
A1. Ethics and Law of Trusted Autonomous Systems
Led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Queensland (UQ), with DST. Approved by the board in November 2018. The aims are to develop ethical and legal assurance for projects and the benefit of participants, through advice and policy development, supported by case analysis, education and enculturation.
TASDCRC are non-government participants in the United Nations (UN) Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Lethal Autonomous Systems (LAWS) to ensure the development of autonomous systems accord with ethical principles and the laws of armed conflict (LOAC).
A2. Assurance of Autonomy
Led by the Centre and funded by the Queensland Government. Approved by the board in February 2019. The aims are to create a trusted environment for test, risk analysis and regulatory certification support of autonomous systems and establish an independent world- class assurance service to global industry based in Queensland.